NeoSpora

NeoSpora

Neospora caninum, a protozoan parasite, is a major cause of disease in dogs and one of the most common causes of abortions in cattle worldwide. There is only one vaccine in the market for NeoSpora (Bovillis NeoGuard, InterVet/Schering-Plough) a killed whole protozoa vaccine with low efficacy (~50%) in cattle. Novel peptides have been identified that bind to NeoSpora tachyzoites that with further development could lead to the identification of targets to develop a efficacious vaccine/drug against Neospora.

Objective

AgResearch is seeking Partnership with Industry.

Unique Selling Propositions
  • Novel Vaccine Targets
Applications
  • Candidate Targets for NeoSpora Vaccine/Drug development.
Project Status

Proof of Principle - Laboratory demonstration of principle only